Chronological Tour: Stop 231

Boy, oh, Boise!

Walking into Memorial Stadium, Aug-2002.

The five distinct sections of the grandstand are seen here.

The park looks out on trees and foothills.

Quick Facts: Rating: 3 baseballs
Baseball returned to Boise in 1987 after an eight-year absence. For the 1989 season, a new park rose adjacent to the Western Idaho Fairgrounds. Additional field improvements were made in the late 1990s.

The field faces in the somewhat traditional direction of northeast. The first-base seating sections get the setting sun, so they are the least improved of the bunch and cost the least. There are five sections, all concrete. The one behind the plate and the two on the third-base side have stadium seats; the two on the first-base side have aluminum bleachers.

I was impressed by the fact that the Hawks donít blow the fans away with loud music or run an excessive number of promotions (though they have some). They let the game be the thing, and thatís just how I like it.

Game # Date League Level Result
545 Mon 12-Aug-2002 Northwest A BOISE 8, Spokane 0
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